Catholic Priest

John J. Steger

Ordained: 1951

Father Steger was ordained in 1951 and served within the Diocese of Rochester since that time, including as pastor of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Theodore Church in Gates, and St. Alphonsus Church in Auburn. Steger was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual abuse in 2006 following allegations that he sexually abused a 12-year-old girl in the rectory of St. Jude the Apostle Church. Steger died in 2008.